News and events

2016-09-30
Question: Has NATO responded to Russia’s proposal to strengthen confidence, including in light of the so-called Niinisto Plan for air safety over the Baltic? The proposal was made public at a meeting ...
2016-09-30
Moscow, September 30, 2016 Question: Excellent. Well, thank you very much for joining me on BBC World News. I think I have to start this interview by discussing with you the situation in Aleppo...
2016-09-28
Question: What can you say about the preliminary conclusions of the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office? Maria Zakharova: Russia is disappointed that nothing has changed in the investigation in...
2016-09-26
Moscow, September 26, 2016 Question: Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council convened by the United States and some European countries, US Ambassador to the United Nations Saman...
2016-09-24
New York, September 23, 2016 Question: You spent four or five days of intensive discussions with Mr Kerry and ISSG. Can you tell us about any progress you have achieved? Is this the end of diplomac...
2016-09-23
New York, September 23, 2016 Mr Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, A year ago, from the same rostrum at the anniversary session of the UN General Assembly, plenty of accurate assessments were ma...
2016-09-23
New York, 23 September 2016 Representatives of the Quartet — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Eu...
2016-09-23
Russia-EU expert consultations on drugs were held on 22 September 2016 in Brussels. The Russian interagency delegation was led by Alexey A. Rogov, Deputy Director of the Department on New Challenges a...
2016-09-21
New York, September 21, 2016 Distinguished Secretary-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, The region of the Middle East and North Africa is clearly experiencing a period of se...
2016-09-20
At about 8 pm local time September 19, an incident whose circumstances have not yet been completely clarified, took place in Urum al Kubra, southwest of Aleppo. A convoy with humanitarian aid, that ha...
2016-09-20
On September 20, State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in the South Caucasus: EU Special Repr...
2016-09-18
On September 17, warplanes from the US-led international anti-ISIS coalition entered Syrian air space from Iraq and hit Syrian government forces’ positions near Deir ez-Zor airport. Over 60 Syrian ser...
2016-09-15
Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov answers a question by the Wall Street Journal, 15 September 2016 Question: Today the Council of the EU prolonged by 6 mont...
2016-09-14
On 13-14 September, in the framework of the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU, held meetings with Elma...
2016-09-14
The heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics have issued a statement on a unilateral ceasefire starting at 12 am on September 15, under which all people’s militia units in Donetsk and Lugansk are pr...
2016-09-13
Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve had good, substantive talks with my Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn. Luxembourg is our long-standing partner. This year we are marking the 125th anniversary of t...
2016-09-10
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mi...
2016-09-05
Comment by Foreign Ministry Press and Information Department following arson attack at TV Inter in Kiev It was with outrage and great concern that we learned of the latest serious violation of the ...
2016-09-02
On September 1, President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the international media company Bloomberg in Vladivostok. John Micklethwait: Mr President, thank you very much for speaking to Bloomber...
2016-09-01
Mr Torkunov, Mr Bazhanov Friends and colleagues, It is a real pleasure to be here at this traditional gathering to mark the start of the new academic year. I want to congratulate everyone pre...

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